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    Woman hit by California officer gets $1.5 million

    Woman hit by California officer gets $1.5 million


    http://news.yahoo.com/woman-hit-cali...074742550.html

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign.





    CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow confirmed the settlement in an emailed statement and an attorney for Marlene Pinnock confirmed the dollar amount for The Associated Press.

    The punching occurred after motorists' 911 calls reported that Pinnock, who is bipolar, was walking along the freeway and the responding officer pulled her from traffic, according to a legal document in the case.

    Wednesday's settlement agreement came after a nine-hour mediation session in Los Angeles.

    "When this incident occurred, I promised that I would look into it and vowed a swift resolution," Farrow's statement said. "Today, we have worked constructively to reach a settlement agreement that is satisfactory to all parties involved."

    The statement said that Officer Daniel Andrew, who joined the CHP in 2012 and has been on paid administrative leave since the incident, "has elected to resign."

    Andrew could still be charged criminally in the case. The CHP forwarded the results of its investigation of the incident to Los Angeles County prosecutors last month, saying he could face serious charges but none have been filed yet.




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    The bulk of the settlement will take the form of a special needs trust for Pinnock, the CHP said.

    Pinnock's attorney Caree Harper said the settlement fulfilled the two elements her side was looking for.

    "One of the things we wanted to make sure of was that she was provided for in a manner that accommodated her unique situation in life," Harper said, "and that the officer was not going to be an officer anymore and we secured those things."

    Harper said Pinnock will be interviewed by the district attorney's office within a few weeks.

    The July 1 video of Andrew punching Pinnock was recorded by a passing driver on Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles.

    According to a search warrant made public in court documents last month, Andrew had just pulled Pinnock from oncoming traffic and she resisted by pushing him after multiple drivers called 911 to report her walking barefoot along the side of the freeway.

    Andrew then straddled her on the ground as Pinnock resisted by "kicking her legs, grabbing the officer's uniform and twisting her body," the warrant said. Andrew "struck her in the upper torso and head several times with a closed right fist," the records say.

    The warrant said Pinnock suffered no signs of physical injury and refused medical treatment. She was placed on a psychiatric hold for two weeks.

    Pinnock has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had been off her medication for two to three months before the altercation.

    In an interview with the AP last month, Pinnock said she believed the officer was trying to kill her.

    "He grabbed me, he threw me down, he started beating me," she said. "I felt like he was trying to kill me, beat me to death

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    I'd take an ass-whoopin' for $1.5M. How can a get one of these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator
    So in actuality you have no evidence that anything wrong took place, you only believe that it could be spun to appear wrong. But it hasn't been. The truth has a funny way of coming out with persistence, even if it was spun negatively the truth would find its way because these people will not accept less.
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    The truth causes some people so much pain they can only respond with impotent laughable insults. Life must be rough for those people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Truth View Post
    I'd take an ass-whoopin' for $1.5M. How can a get one of these?
    Your "volunteering" is moot/irrelevant. This woman would have NOTHING had this not been recorded by a bystander. She would actually probably be in jail for felony assault on a police officer.


    Ignore, fail to show "respect", refuse to comply, show contempt for, etc. etc. etc. any cop and your chances of DYING are much more likely than getting a cash settlement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff. State View Post
    Your "volunteering" is moot/irrelevant. This woman would have NOTHING had this not been recorded by a bystander. She would actually probably be in jail for felony assault on a police officer.


    Ignore, fail to show "respect", refuse to comply, show contempt for, etc. etc. etc. any cop and your chances of DYING are much more likely than getting a cash settlement.
    There is so much truth in this that it's depressing.

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    Also depressing....

    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPackingMomma View Post
    There is so much truth in this that it's depressing.
    How long do you think she's going to have her 1.5 million, given her mental illness, her likely family and neighborhood culture, and propensity to not take her meds? I'll lay odds that she is now in much greater danger from acquaintances than the police.

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    1.5 MM is chump change ... make it 100 MM and then they'll stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPackingMomma View Post
    There is so much truth in this that it's depressing.
    I'm all up in it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator
    So in actuality you have no evidence that anything wrong took place, you only believe that it could be spun to appear wrong. But it hasn't been. The truth has a funny way of coming out with persistence, even if it was spun negatively the truth would find its way because these people will not accept less.
    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    The truth causes some people so much pain they can only respond with impotent laughable insults. Life must be rough for those people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    1.5 MM is chump change ... make it 100 MM and then they'll stop

    Want crap like this to stop, NATIONWIDE?

    Settlements should be taken COLLECTIVELY out of every officers pocket at the offender's Department. The less they "F" up the more they get paid. BAD cops would immediately be shown the door.


    That would erase the "thin blue line" for good.

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